Kelly and Tyler met while they were both at William and Mary. When they were looking for wedding venues, their love for history brought them to James Monroe’s Ash Lawn-Highland. Not only did they fall in love with the beautiful mountains of Charlottesville surround the venue, but they also loved how it has a connection with their alma mater, William and Mary. They informed us on Sunday that Ash Lawn-Highland was left to William and Mary in someone’s will.
Sunday’s weather was not the most ideal with the constant threat of rain and the heat/humidity. Kelly and Tyler did not let this get them down at all! Their smiles never left their faces, even when we had to quickly change the timeline to do a first look! Even though they had not planned on doing a first look, Kelly and Tyler really wanted pictures of the two of them outdoors on their wedding day, and that’s why we went with plan B! We got to capture some of my favorite bride and groom portraits both before and after the ceremony!
After the ceremony, their (not so) little fur baby joined us for some pictures! You might remember this adorable little puppy from Kelly and Tyler’s engagement session, back when she was just nine weeks old! Ginny was super excited to see her parents and wanted so badly to cover them with kisses! She did a fantastic job sitting and looking at the camera!
Greg made a really cool connection as we were driving up the driveway of Ash Lawn-Highland. He said, “That mountain over there. Is that Carter Mountain?” After I affirmed that mountain was indeed Carter Mountain, he mentioned how cool it was that you could see the mountain they had their engagement session at from their venue. And it was super awesome! Tyler admitted that he had just made this connection as well!
To the lovely couple: you two were such a joy to work with! I loved hearing and seeing how much your family and friends admire both of you individually, but also the love and respect you two share for one another! Congratulations and welcome to the married life club! 🙂
Thank you so much to these incredible vendors who helped make Kelly and Tyler’s wedding day amazing!
Venue: Ash Lawn-Highland // Caterer: Red Hub Food Company // Florist: Foraged and Cut // DJ: Bob Mednikov // Hair Artist: Top Knot Studio // Bridal Boutique: Celebration Bridal // Coordinator: Liz Brittle Events // Videographer: Amanda Monroe Finn Videography // Make-up Artist: Lauren Carroll // Bridesmaids Dresses: Monique Lhuilier // Paper Products: Minted // Transportation: A Goff Limousine and Bus Company